FLORENCE---Students will benefit from a shorter class week during summer school at Francis Marion University.
Classes will meet only four days per week this summer, but for longer periods of time.
The first summer term is scheduled May 30 to July 3, ending before the Fourth of July holiday. The second summer term will run from July 9 to Aug. 9. All classes will meet Monday through Thursday for both terms.
Another change made to the summer schedule was to move up the late spring term, now scheduled from May 8-28. Classes during this compact term will continue to meet five days per week, usually for three-hour periods daily.
The new schedule should be convenient for students, according to English professor Betty Ramey who chaired the summer school task force. She said that some other schools are going to four-day summer schedules.
“This will enable students to have longer weekends to work on class assignments or for summer jobs,” Ramey said. It will also save commuting students money because they will have one less day to drive to campus, she said.
Ramey said that students will still get the same number of contact hours in the classroom since the classes meet for longer periods per day than in the past. There are several night classes also scheduled during the summer terms for the convenience of working adults.
Those interested in taking classes this summer at Francis Marion University may obtain a class schedule by calling the Registrar’s Office at 843-661-1175 or it may be viewed on the university’s website at www.fmarion.edu.
For more information, contact the FMU Admissions Office at 843-661-1231.
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